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#1 fcssl

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 06:08

The legend that was Dixie Dean was born 100 years ago today. I was impressed, as I was waking up a short while ago, as I flicked through the usual Everton related websites, that I saw Everton had marked the day with a redesigned homepage, honouring the genius.

http://www.evertonfc.com/home/

If only we could pull another Dixie out of the bag and let him loose. Was not there to see Dixie, but having read articles and features on the man, he was a very imposing and influencial player.

Just thought it would be nice to have a thread to honour him here too.

:)
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#2 thebluenose

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 07:54

if we pull out another dixie hel be bought by some rich sugardaddy's club. sad but true
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 08:06

Quite right

The Greatest Everton footballerEver
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#4 aaron

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:01

god bless dixie!
no-one will ever beat his record and may it long live on!!!
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:31

My Grandad saw Dixie play, he says you had to have seen him to see what a true great he really was. God Bless DD we will never see another like him
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#6 StevO

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:43

The Greatest Everton footballerEver


the only way to sum him up!
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#7 Romey 1878

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 17:05

R. I. P. to a true legend of the game
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 19:06

can not argue with any one post here.

RIP Dixie, you helped to put our club firmly on the map! Genius!

:D
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#9 CraccerC

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 19:42

RIP, a great, a legend
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#10 Louis

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 19:47

http://www.bbc.co.uk...erseyside.shtml

Tribute on radio now
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:05

listening now to merseyside now. what a legend
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#12 StevO

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:08

cant believe there has been nothing on skysports today, travesty that they can over look britains greatest ever player, and quite probably the worlds best!
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#13 Romey 1878

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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:16

We all know that there are only the top four teams to Sky though
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:17

yes, according to sky dixie played for Everton before football was invented in 1992
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:28

"If ya No ya history" - some shorts ->

Dixie Dean is the only English player ever known to walk off after a England v Scotland game to a standing ovation at Hampden.

Whilst on a end of season tour in Nazi Germany, Dixie seeing all that was wrong under this tyranny refused to salute Adolf Hitler and told his team mates to do the same. The first sporting team ever to do so.

Dixie would walk into his favourite pubs around Walton and Scotland Rd and buy all the old folk a drink.

The great American baseball player of the time, Babe Ruth, whilst in London made a point to meet Dixie to shake his hand.
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:40

Heard a story that Dixie was walking down spellow lane and saw the redshite goalie walking up on the other side, Dixie Nodded at him in recognition, and he went diving on the pavement after an imaginary ball. :lol: :lol:
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Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:47

He also allegedly punched out a Spurs fan with 1 hit who called him a name with a racial overtone - In front of a cockney Bobby whom stated - " Officialy I saw nothing" - "Great punch though" :)
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Posted 23 Jan 2007 - 00:41

ive been reading and hearing a lot of these stories today, good old bill sounds like the mohamed ali of football to me!
gutted to never have seen him play, gutted never to have met the man (dave hickson is a close second to me thou) but today i feel especially proud, im sure we all feel the same thou.

(and im still disgusted that the media didnt cover this. wasnt even on itn/granada/local news)
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Posted 23 Jan 2007 - 01:27

Parry gave it plenty on Tsport.
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#20 StevO

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Posted 23 Jan 2007 - 23:50

BBC Merseyside Link

just sat and listened to this, thourghly enjoyed it! if anyone has two hours to spare, or even just listen while tapping on that key board
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#21 MikeO

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Posted 24 Jan 2007 - 16:24

Holy shite...never heard this one before!

Revered for his sportsmanship as well as his burgeoning talent, he was never once booked or dismissed – despite the kind of provocation which once saw him lose a testicle in a match.

:o ....(even though he was still with Tranmere at the time) just :o

Edited by mikeo, 24 Jan 2007 - 16:27.

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